Some superb news from the set of the new Star Wars movie. One of the new droids to be featured is a real robot – a large version of Sphero. Called BB-8, it is a large spherical robot with a smaller head piece that balances on top of the main ball as it rolls around. […]
In February I volunteered as part of my STEM Ambassador activities to go in to a primary school on the edge of Ipswich. At the initial meeting I took along a couple of Ozobots to show the Head Teacher what they were and what they could do. A few weeks later I found out they […]
As a STEM Ambassador I was delighted to take part in a STEM Fair at Stour Valley Community School this Wednesday. At the invitation of Mr Stephens I took along quite a selection of robots, and spent the day explaining their abilities to practically the whole school. Some of the children also got to have […]
We’re delighted to announce that a new robot will shortly be joining our collection. All the way from Canada, this is Jade, a compact, pre-built tracked robot with an array of sensors that can be programmed using its built-in display directly, or via a computer using Scratch or C. We can’t wait to get started […]
The UK’s national CoSpace 2015 Finals will be held at BT Adastral Park, near Ipswich, on 19-20 March 2015. See here for registration details. There are separate competitions for Primary and Secondary teams. Last year’s finals were a very exciting contest!
Welcome to the RobotFun blog, the place to go for interesting news about robot applications and fun items. We start with a word of thanks to Laurens Valk for his brilliant EV3 Discovery Book. Several of our robots are built from the designs in the book, and it is highly recommended if you wish to take […]
2015 is going to be a big year for space robots. Probably the biggest news will be from Pluto, where new Horizons will be giving us our first clear look at the mysterious outer world in our solar system. Meanwhile, the rovers Curiosity and Spirit rovers are trundling across the surface of Mars looking for […]